How Healthcare Automation Builds Post-Pandemic Business Continuity

The COVID-19 pandemic placed additional pressure on CIOs to accelerate their digital transformation efforts. The unparalleled demand for services, facilities, staffing, and public health tracking created chaos in healthcare. Critical areas of focus like telemedicine, lab testing, and revenue cycle management required efficient processes be implemented at warp speed. There were no longer continued discussionsContinue reading “How Healthcare Automation Builds Post-Pandemic Business Continuity”

Executive Order Tackles Healthcare Price, Transparency, and Competition

Lack of competition is a key reason for President Biden’s executive order, “Promoting Competition in the American Economy.” The proposed order tackles four key areas where a lack of competition in healthcare increases prices and reduces access to quality care: prescription drug costs, hospital consolidation, health insurance choice, and hearing aid access. Among other things,Continue reading “Executive Order Tackles Healthcare Price, Transparency, and Competition”

Addressing Burnout by Optimizing Healthcare Processes

The Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation polled frontline workers in April 2021 and revealed, ”3 out of 10 healthcare workers are thinking of changing professions.” While this may sound surprising, it makes total sense. Nearly half (49%) of healthcare workers reported they had suffered burnout in 2020, while 43% reported feelings of work overload. And it’sContinue reading “Addressing Burnout by Optimizing Healthcare Processes”

A Decades-Long History in RPA

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has a decades-long history. Screen scraping started during the early days of the Internet to help users extract data from the web. It referred to the practice of reading text data from a computer display terminal’s screen. Simple scenarios involved automation navigating through a series of steps in an application usingContinue reading “A Decades-Long History in RPA”

Unlocking Patient Access: The Cures Act Information Blocking Provisions

On April 5th, 2021, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) finalized the Cures Act’s information blocking provisions. These new rules focus on data exchange and patient information blocking. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) states: “Putting patients in charge of their health records is a key piece of patient control inContinue reading “Unlocking Patient Access: The Cures Act Information Blocking Provisions”

Prior Authorizations’ Impact on Healthcare

A survey conducted by the American Medical Association (AMA) discussed the impact of prior authorizations on patient care. Out of a sampling of 1,000 physicians, one-third of the respondents stated they have a dedicated staff who work on prior authorizations approximately two business days, or 14 hours, each week with 86% of the physicians surveyedContinue reading “Prior Authorizations’ Impact on Healthcare”

Does Your Digital Transformation Strategy Include RPA?

Digital transformation refers to improvements in a “digital era.” Healthcare has seen significant strides from digital transformation efforts during the past year. Projects have included a diverse range of solutions, from hosting IT services in the cloud, to creating touchless encounters like telehealth, reducing manual tasks, and improving connectivity across disparate systems. COVID-19 increased theContinue reading “Does Your Digital Transformation Strategy Include RPA?”

How Healthcare Automation is Reducing Resource Requirements

Hospitals and health systems worldwide have embraced the ability of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to facilitate services and drive operational efficiencies over the last year. These digital transformation efforts continue to be advantageous – and not just for these chaotic times of COVID-19. RPA technology has proven to be an enabler for people, with benefitsContinue reading “How Healthcare Automation is Reducing Resource Requirements”

Robotic Process Automation is not Artificial Intelligence.

Hospitals and healthcare organizations face ongoing challenges with process efficiencies and the need to accomplish more with reduced margins. We think it’s important to do a deeper dive into some of the things Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is, and what it’s not. It’s not Artificial Intelligence (AI). As much as some vendors want to attachContinue reading “Robotic Process Automation is not Artificial Intelligence.”

RPA is a Key Component of Healthcare’s Digital Transformation

The RPA software market will total $2.9 billion in 2021, according to Forrester. RPA is a hot topic this year, accentuated by the ramifications of COVID-19. Hospitals and health systems are looking for automation tools that can be deployed quickly and easily as part of their digital strategy, without interruption to the larger IT infrastructure.Continue reading “RPA is a Key Component of Healthcare’s Digital Transformation”